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Magistrate Court Remands Man, 21, Over Alleged Murder

Posted: Oct 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)



For allegedly stabbing his close friend to death, an Evboriaria Magistrates’ Court in Benin has ordered one Lucky Igbineyi (21), to be remanded in prison custody

The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Caroline Oghuma said that the case was not within her court’s jurisdiction and directed that the case file be duplicated to be forwarded to the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) for legal advice.

Consequently, Oghuma ordered that the accused person should be remanded at Oko Medium security prison in Benin pending the advice of the DPP .

She however adjourned the case until Nov 18, 2016 for mention

Earlier, the police prosecutor,  Insp Oluwaseun Olatoye told the court thatthe accused person committed the crime on Sept 3, at No 40, Enoruwa Street,Off Upper Sakponba Road,  in Benin.

Olatoye said the accused person did unlawfully killed Blessing Obazee by using a knife to stab him on his stomach severally.

The prosecutor said , the accused person came to stay in the same room with his in-law, (the deceased) in his house.

On that faithful day, the deceased (Obazee) refused to give the accused person the cigarette he was smoking, and later the accused person went to buy his own.

The deceased resisted that the accused person should not smoke in his room, dragging the cigarette from the accused person and off it in his eye.

The accused person immediately took a knife and stabbed the deceased severally to death.





Taskforce Hands Over Suspected Illicit Drug Dealers To NAFDAC

No fewer than five suspected fake drug dealers in Onitsha, Anambra state were handed over to the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) by the taskforce team of the Onitsha Patent and Medicine Stores Dealers Association (OPMSDA).

The new chairman of OPMSDA, Emeka Agu disclosed this yesterday as he was handing over the mantle of leadership by the outgoing chairman Chief Benson Ibeneme who spent eight years in office.

Agu reiterated the resolve of the association to continue to work with NAFDAC, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) and other drug agencies towards a better health for the people.
Agu said that as a former task force chairman in Onitsha, he would continue to defend his members who are law abiding and urged his members to distance themselves from fake/ adulterated drugs and ensure they procure license for their business.

The Onitsha Area Commander of NDLEA, Aladetohun Taiwo commended the association for a successful election.

Taiwo further praised OPMSDA for electing men of integrity, the NDLEA commander expressed satisfaction that they would operate in accordance with the law.

He said that to rid Onitsha of hard drugs needed the concerted efforts of the drug agency and OPMSDA on one hand, and the general public on another.

In his speech, the immediate past chairman of OPMSDA, Chief Ibeneme said he was the only one that peacefully handed over to the next chairman after his tenure since the inception of the association and expressed optimism that the new chairman would carry the association to a greater height.

Highlight of the occasion was the sharing of free drugs to OPMSDA members by a pharmaceutical company, Exus Pharmacy Nigeria limited through its representative, Chima Igwemadu, a pharmacist.



Igbuya’s Critics Are Mischief Makers –  Amitaye





Chief Anthony Amitaye, the president of the oil rich Ugborhen Community in Sapele Local Government Area of Delta State, has described those criticising Chief Monday Igbuya, the Speaker, Delta State House of Assembly, as mischief makers, myopic and political traducers of the Speaker.


Amitaye said that Chief Igbuya was behind the dualisation of Sepele Urban roads, the appointment of commissioners, senior special assistants, special assistants, board members and board chairmen from the Okpe and Sapele axes of Delta Central.


He stressed that Igbuya is not a noisemaker who blows his own trumpet, adding that the Speaker donated a school bus to Adaka Grammar School Ugborhen in line with his campaign promise to make learning more conducive in Ugborhen community and to key into the SMART Agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa.


Amitaye stated that through the Speaker, the perimeter fencing of Adaka Grammar School which was captured in the 2016 budget and was about to commence as contractors were mobilising to site.


He disclosed that the Chief Igbuya attracted the graduates’ agricultural training programme that is ongoing at Ugborhen Integrated Farm to the area.


He also hinted that Igbuya was facilitating the establishment of GSM network mast to connect the isolated community to the rest of the world in line with the spirit of globalisation.


While expressing optimism in the leadership of the Delta State House of Assembly submitted that “using Ugborhen as a case study, you will agree with me that, those who want to give our amiable Speaker a name that is not his own have failed woefully.”

He reminded the critics of Igbuya to take a retrospect to how Sapele was before Igbuya became the speaker, Delta State House of Assembly and how Sapele is now, which is dotted with  numerous projects that are on going to the admiration of all.